It seems a little weird for a dog trainer to hire a dog trainer right? Maybe, but actually a dog trainer that doesn’t hesitate to ask for help on something they don’t have experience with, shows their ability to expand their knowledge and skills base. Nearly all the dog trainers out there I’m sure has needed, or needs help with a certain case or learning a new technique. Continued education and furthering knowledge with the latest techniques is the only way to stay on top of your game.
I hired an excellent, positive based dog trainer for scent and nose work with my 7 month old Great Dane puppy named Quinn. Tracking and nose work is something I don’t have any experience with, and while I could just do a lot of reading on the technique, I find a lot of value reaching out to my Spokane dog training network. Why? So I could get one-on-one, hands on help from someone who knows exactly what to do. I know for a fact that working with Alexa expedited my own learning process as well as Quinn’s success. I would have struggled without her help, but instead Quinn progressed really fast over the course of only 6 tracks. I definitely look forward to working again with Alexa in the future. This experience has reminded me how much I love to learn about dog behavior and training, and how valuable it is to hire a professional!